Challenges in Funding Collaborative WASH Systems: Summary of funder gathering discussion

To kick off Stockholm World Water Week, Millennium Water Alliance and Agenda for Change invited funders to a conversation with their peers about their biggest challenges in funding collaborative efforts to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems.

Hosts Louis Boorstin (Managing Director, Osprey Foundation) and Jeffrey Goldberg (Director, Office of Water, USAID) led conversations with about 20 people who represented multilaterals, institutional development agencies, private and corporate foundations, and grassroots charitable organizations spanning seven countries.

Participants sent their questions to spark conversations about systems funding in advance of the event. Some common questions were:

  • How to support the role of governments as leaders?
  • How to fund partnerships, collaborations, and hubs?
  • How to measure performance of systems versus hardware-focused interventions?

Read the summary report from the event here.

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